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Game's the Same, The


Published 1959


19:01:40:13 1950s gas station attendant closes hood of 1950s Chevrolet, man in car pays gas station attendant wearing work suit and hat with Standard Oil patches.

19:02:41:01 1950s car pulls up to gas pumps at Standard Service station; two gas mups each with a crown on top.

19:03:14:24 Standard service station attendant cleans back window of 1950s car then pumps gas; atlas tires advertised on window of Standard service station.

19:08:54:25 Stock shot of 1950s football games, players wearing helmets with no face masks, player runs a touchdown; probably the Cards versus the Bears game.

19:09:38:12 White man and African-American man boxing in ring, both wearing padded helmets.

19:01:06:01 1950s golfer with number 101 on his lower back hits long put that stops on the edge of the cup.

19:12:27:05 MS man with slicked hair wearing black bow tie and white shirt with patch for Standard Service station.

19:13:07:24 CU disembodied hand writes on napkin in pencil “CARDS 6 BEARS 5” then writes “1st” beside the Bears and “4th” beside the Cards; probably a bet on the football game.

19:14:35:29 High-angle shot kick-off Cards and Bears football game; VS plays in the game; touchdown run, pan up to cheering audience.

19:18:21:17 Audience cheering in outfield bleachers of baseball stadium, Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees on scoreboard, ball bounces off back wall, camera pans to Dodgers player crossing home base.

19:19:21:241950s New York Yankees posing for camera.

19:19:28:21 the Atlanta Braves posing in bleachers.

19:22:24:21 CU disembodied hand holding pencil draws x’s on a napkin as though to describe a football play

19:23:26:05 High-angle shot long touchdown pass, player runs into snowy end zone.

19:26:09:20 LS Standard Service station selling Crown gasoline, four gas pumps with spinning crowns on top.


Producer Dallas Jones Productions
Sponsor Standard Oil
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: JayKay49 - - May 9, 2013
Subject: Puzzling
Stop - go film with short clips of Standard gas station attendant alternating between scenes of sports and an old guy sitting at a table in a restaurant.

At the end there is a scene showing the Standard gas pumps with the crowns twirling around. I do recall that..but it didn't last for long far as I remember.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - October 5, 2012
Subject: Hey Jimmy, What's The Score?
Usually I'm pretty good at detecting in Silent AB Rolls what the film is about and all that, but this one's got me befuddled. It looks like an older guy (which I'm pretty sure is Jimmy Conzelman, who is advertised in appearing) is complaining about how is car is functioning, and the Standard Oil fellows are happy go lucky to do whatever he asks. Then after that, is anyone's guess what's going on. Is Jimmy giving us rules of sports games? Tips? Critiques? It's hard to say, but it's really quite the jump, and I have no idea what's going on. :( Sorry.
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